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Location: Santa Rosa
Born: November 5
Harrison Goldberg is a progressive multi-saxophonist and visual artist living in northern California. He is an alumnus of Boston's Berklee College of Music and a frequent and popular performer and recording artist with a variety of bands at venues along California’s Mendocino-Sonoma coast, including regular appearances at the annual Whale & Jazz Festival and its educational program for young people, Jazz For The Schools. Besides his music activities he is recognized as an award winning visual artist whose pieces have found their way into corporate and private collections worldwide. Following a series of successful music workshops for children, Goldberg has developed an epic musical edutainment story for young people, ...& Music Was King™, which is in the process of being scripted for theater performance. He is also the creator of a cross-cultural music workshop project titled Tapestry International: Celebrating the Living Fabric of Cultures Entwined, and its companion performance venue A Sound Vision, which showcases the artistic contributions of children in Tapestry International's host countries.
Musicians of all kinds can be impressive but it’s clear I’m a sucker for the Saxophone. In the 1970s and 80s I worked with a long list of marvelous musicians in pop, Americana, R&B, AC (adult contemporary), jazz, classical and more. And I collected vinyl records and CDs for years. But like music lovers of all genres, I had my real favorites and surprisingly (to me) I had a respectable jazz collection of a couple of hundred titles. The appreciation for jazz began with a visit to a record store in Chicago’s Old Town and the random purchase of a used vinyl gem: Jazz Workshop Revisited, a live album by saxophonist Julian “Cannonball” Adderley on the Riverside label